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Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.
The historical experience of socialist countries has sadly demonstrated that collectivism does not do away with alienation but rather increases it, adding to it a lack of basic necessities and economic inefficiency.
Pope John Paul II
I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait.
That which is given with pride and ostentation is rather an ambition than a bounty.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things; to the every day things nearest to us rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon.
Booker T. Washington
Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather he must recognize that it is he who is asked.
Viktor E. Frankl
Night brings our troubles to the light, rather than banishes them.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
If I read a book that impresses me, I have to take myself firmly by the hand, before I mix with other people; otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.
I think the thing we see is that as people are using video games more, they tend to watch passive TV a bit less. And so using the PC for the Internet, playing video games, is starting to cut into the rather unbelievable amount of time people spend watching TV.
One sometimes says: 'He killed himself because he was bored with life.' One ought rather to say: 'He killed himself because he was bored by lack of life.'
I'd rather fight a buzzsaw than dance.
What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter - a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.
I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach 10,000 stars how not to dance.
e. e. cummings
By imposing too great a responsibility, or rather, all responsibility, on yourself, you crush yourself.
I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat.
Right discipline consists, not in external compulsion, but in the habits of mind which lead spontaneously to desirable rather than undesirable activities.
Good breeding differs, if at all, from high breeding only as it gracefully remembers the rights of others, rather than gracefully insists on its own rights.
Solitude is not something you must hope for in the future. Rather, it is a deepening of the present, and unless you look for it in the present you will never find it.
If we are always arriving and departing, it is also true that we are eternally anchored. One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.
If we judge love by most of its effects, it resembles rather hatred than affection.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit that bears things - with resignations, yes, but above all, with blazing, serene hope.
I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and possessions.
I pray to be like the ocean, with soft currents, maybe waves at times. More and more, I want the consistency rather than the highs and the lows.
Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility.
I would rather be on the set than doing anything.
I would rather try to persuade a man to go along, because once I have persuaded him, he will stick. If I scare him, he will stay just as long as he is scared, and then he is gone.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less.'
Man is not the sum of what he has already, but rather the sum of what he does not yet have, of what he could have.
We are not to give credit to the many, who say that none ought to be educated but the free; but rather to the philosophers, who say that the well-educated alone are free.
To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say.
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